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Pakistani Chopper crashed 2 Norwegian, Philippine ambassadors killed

Pakistani Chopper crashed 2 Norwegian, Philippine ambassadors killed. Pakistani chopper or helicopter crashed today and killed 7 people including the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors. The Pakistani Taliban today claimed responsibility for shooting down a military helicopter and even they were targeting the Prime Minister of Pakistan “Nawaj Sharif”. As well as Norwegian Ambassador Leif Larsen, Philippine Ambassador Domingo Lucenario and the wives of the ambassadors of Malaysia and Indonesia, the two pilots and a crew member were killed, military spokesman Asim Bajwa said in Twitter posts.

Pakistani Chopper crashed 2 Norwegian, Philippine ambassadors killed

2 ambassadors killed in helicopter crash

The Russian-made helicopter was one of three army Mi-17s carrying a group of diplomats to the Gilgit-Baltistan region as part of a campaign to promote tourism when the chopper collided with the building that was reportedly empty at the time.Leif H Larsen, the Norwegian envoy, and Domingo D Lucenario Jr of the Philippines were killed along with the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors, as well as the helicopter’s two pilots and a crew member, the army tweeted, told Hindustan times.

Pakistani Chopper crashed 2 Norwegian, Philippine ambassadors killed Pakistani Chopper crashed 2 Norwegian, Philippine ambassadors killed

 

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Malaysian state media identified the wife of the ambassador as Habibah Mahmud, while Indonesia said the wife of its ambassador was Hery Listyawati. Bajwa said the ambassadors of Poland and the Netherlands were among the injured. The ambassadors of South Africa, Lebanon and Romania were also on board, according to a flight list obtained by a news agency. The Romanian Foreign Ministry said its ambassador was alive and uninjured, told Znews.

“The bodies are so badly torched that they can`t be identified,” said Sibtain Ahmed, the home secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan. The Foreign Office said 17 people were on board the Mi-17, one of four helicopters taking people to the projects, when it crashed into a school Gilgit and caught fire. Media said there were 11 foreigners and six Pakistanis, told znews.

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